Crypt of Agadeem

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Crypt of Agadeem

Land

Crypt of Agadeem enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Add to your mana pool for each black creature card in your graveyard.

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Crypt of Agadeem Discussion

BolasAgent on Sedris, the Combo King (EDH) !Critique, Please!

1 week ago

Your manabase is truly awful.

Manabase issues:

  1. You have too many lands that ETB tapped.
  2. You manabase color consistency is spotty at best.
  3. You have too many utility lands that don't provide colored mana (this is likely the root cause for #2).
  4. You are missing some key artifact ramp/color fixing.
  5. You are running some very questionable choices: Examples: Crypt of Agadeem you only have 7 black creatures total (not counting commander) Save this for a mono-black deck & Glacial Chasm my guess is you are using this to hold off attacks until you can combo off. The issue is this card combos best with Solemnity, but you can't run white.

Potential Fixes:

  • 1,2,3: Drop a bunch of the ETB lands and utility lands bring in Fetchlands and Duals (OG Duals, Shocklands (Ravnica blocks), Tango Lands(Battle for Zendikar) and Bi-cycle lands (Amonkett)). Choose what works for your budget.
  • 4. Add Chromatic Lantern it will help with color fixing, stops Blood Moon attacks and makes non-mana producing lands into mana producing lands. I would also suggest Mana Vault and Voltaic Key. These will help you mana ramp and keep pace with Ramp decks which have access to green mana. Also missing is Crucible of Worlds. It help you recover from mass land destruction and ensure you hit your land drops if you are running fetchlands. Other artifacts to consider are: Mox Opal, Chrome Mox, Grim Monolith, Rakdos Signet, Dimir Signet, Izzet Signet, Lion's Eye Diamond Again, choose what works for your budget.
  • 5. Remove your questionable choices and run Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers instead. Urborg will make all your lands swamps, which will solve any black mana issues and make all non-mana lands into mana producing lands. And it combos amazingly with Cabal Coffers. It is way better than the Crypt of Agadeem. I also suggest running Maze of Ith instead of Mystifying Maze. Maze of Ith doesn't cost mana to activate and will deter attacks or at least nullify their best non-shroud, non-hexproof creature. Mystifying Maze will just encourage certain attacks since it can trigger ETB effects for your opponents. Which can be more valuable then shrinking your life total.

Other Issues and Potential Fixes:

  1. Graveyard Hate/Enchantment Removal. You added Pithing Needle to deal with certain artifacts but have ignored enchantment based graveyard hate. And I don't see any real enchantment removal. The only card that could hit an enchantment seems to be Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker. Leyline of the Void, Rest in Peace, and Ashes of the Abhorrent just straight up ruin your day. Grixis is weak to this permanent type, but blue has your best answers. I would add Cyclonic Rift which is the best 1 sided boardwipe in EDH and will help you recover from an oppressive board state or seal your position as the Victor. I would also suggest adding Venser, Shaper Savant. He can delay a spell from hitting the table or bounce back a troublesome permanent. He combos well with Riptide Laboratory.
  2. Troublesome Lands. I don't see any way for you to deal with lands that could ruin your day. Opponents running huge mana lands like Gaea's Cradle, Serra's Sanctum or Cabal Coffers or other trouble some lands like Scavenger Grounds. You have nothing for targeted removal of these threats Look to Strip Mine or Wasteland or similar lands.
  3. Missing Combo Pieces. Teferi's Veil combos with Sedris, just be mindful of the leaves battlefield clause from Sedris as they are still the same permanent still when they phase back in. And both Sneak Attack and Whip of Erebos combo with it and have high synergy with your deck. (same leaves battlefield clause applies to the whipped creatures) Also think about running Embalmer's Tools
  4. Quality Creatures. A lot of your creatures don't make sense or are just low on value. I would look back towards your original thought about ETB based creatures for the majority of your creatures to abuse. Combustible GearhulkNoxious Gearhulk,Molten Primordial,Sepulchral Primordial,Trinket Mage,Trophy Mage,Sidisi, Undead Vizier,Zealous Conscripts,Massacre Wurm,Sphinx of Uthuun. And then a few other key enabler creatures like: Deadeye Navigator which helps remove the leaves clause from creatures you cheated back from the graveyard and River Kelpie which will help you draw
  5. Better Tutors. You should be running better tutors in general and better tutors for your graveyard. Like: Entomb,Buried Alive,Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Final Parting, Dark Petition, Merchant Scroll, Mystical Tutor, Fabricate, Personal Tutor
  6. Better Looting/Rummaging. Like: Faithless Looting,Frantic Search,Dack Fayden,Windfall,Ancient Excavation,Cathartic Reunion, Careful Study
  7. Better Counterspells. Like: Mana Drain,Force of Will,Disallow,Forbid
  8. Cantrips. Getting to your best cards is key to being able to play your game. Brainstorm, Ponder,Preordain,Thought Scour
  9. Recursion. Some options open to you are: Snapcaster Mage, Yawgmoth's Will, Time Spiral, Past in Flames, Mizzix's Mastery,Magus of the Will, Crucible of Worlds

elgosu1337 on I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

2 months ago

Your deck looks amazing with all the combos, it really uses the graveyard to the fullest. Have you considered Vigor instead of Dread? Would help the aggro plan by making it easy to throw Sidisi and zombies into any defenders. Surprised not to see Crypt of Agadeem as well since it will definitely add lots of mana in a self-mill deck. World Shaper could be another good card to ramp if you're filling your graveyard with lands. With all the zombies you're generating, Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip should ramp a lot, and The Scarab God burns and scries a lot. I feel like Worm Harvest doesn't add as much value for the CMC.

elgosu1337 on

2 months ago

Maybe a Crypt of Agadeem and Extraplanar Lens for more ramp options? Something like Conjurer's Closet or Mikaeus, the Unhallowed could help you reuse Sidisi and Gray Merchant.

Trizzo2 on Elenda EDH

4 months ago

Nice deck.

Landwise, I suggest Fetid Heath and probably Crypt of Agadeem.

Creaturewise, I'd add Sanctum Seeker, Champion of Stray Souls, and Butcher of Malakir.

I'd take out Sword of the Animist, Aetherflux Reservoir, and Demon of Dark Schemes for the other cards.

If you are looking for another planeswalker, there is also Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Overall, this seems like a really interesting deck.

bradtheimpaler13 on Uh... Let Me Read Your Commander Real Quick...

4 months ago

Crypt of Agadeem could really help you ramp. Phyrexian Tower is really good althought its a bit pricey. Awesome deck

SkullOfPoison on Zompires

5 months ago

If you have someone that has graveyard shenanigans you might want Bojuka Bog after they sacrifice their creature so they can't get it back.

Another land you could use is Crypt of Agadeem, say after you're done sacrificing your non vampires you can get a lot of mana or even use it after a board wipe.

More cards you can use ill save the explaining- Bloodlord of Vaasgoth, Ascendant Evincar, Defiant Bloodlord, Stromkirk Condemned, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Heirloom Blade, Bloodchief Ascension, Phyrexian Reclamation, Liliana Vess.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Reanimator's Wet Dream: Sidisi Edition

5 months ago

@riddlemtgnerd I love the underrated Asceticism, but board wipes aren't such a bad thing in graveyard-based decks (for cards like Crypt of Agadeem, Kessig Cagebreakers, etc), and regeneration isn't usually relevant with a lot of the board wipes. The hexproof part is very delicious as a lot of spot removal is exile, but I'd still rather have Archetype of Endurance because this deck demands creatures. I still love Asceticism, and have been considering Oak Street Innkeeper for a while now for a similar effect, especially since I don't have much spot removal for Endurance's second part.

Chainer, Dementia Master is a great suggestion. It's similar to Havengul Lich and The Scarab God but it's arguably better. I'll add it to my thought board AKA maybeboard right now!

hfvalenz on Meren to be

5 months ago

Yo le pondra una tierra mas, porque tu CMC promedio esta pasado los 3,5.

Hay una tierra que es barata y queda piola en el mazo, mejor si te sigues cargando mas al negro: Crypt of Agadeem.

Esta challa queda bien en cualquier mazo, mejor si tienes verde para acelerar: Temple of the False God.

Ademas, siempre que hay Urborg en un mazo, debe haber tambien una Cabal Coffers. Lo fome es que esta bien carozi ahora. De a poco se pueden ir comprando, no hay necesidad que sea todo el paquete de una.

Algunos artefactos que te sirven son Ashnod's Altar y Phyrexian Altar, creo que tengo uno del primero que no uso.

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